Avis Budget Group Inc. has earned the 2014 Military Friendly Employer title from Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse. Companies competed for the title via a survey of more than 5,000 companies.
Criteria for the survey included a benchmark score across programs and policies such as the strength of the company's military recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs and company policies on National Guard and Reserve service.
"Avis Budget Group's strong connection with military heroes dates back to our founder, Warren Avis, who was a fighter pilot with the Army Air Corps during World War II," said Ronald L. Nelson, Avis Budget Group chairman and chief executive officer. "Today, we continue this tradition by placing special emphasis on recruiting and employing military talent, and are proud to be recognized for our achievement."
According to the company, Avis Budget Group will be showcased — along with other 2014 Military Friendly Employers — in the December edition of G.I. Jobs magazine and online at MilitaryFriendly.com.
"The 2014 Military Friendly Employers represent the preeminent tier of companies with strong military recruitment programs and meaningful job opportunities for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment," said Sean Collins, vice president for Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. "… The 2014 Military Friendly Employers reported hiring more than 117,000 service members and spouses over the last 12 months, representing an average of 14% of total new hires."